Language, Methodology and Culture course for teachers in Brighton

This very practical course aims to provide you with lots of input and ideas on elements of language, pedagogy and culture. It is perfect if you are a teacher who wishes to develop your English language skills, as it will provide you with a refreshing, practical look at current language teaching ideas and explore modern British life and culture.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Course duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

At ELC in Brighton we offer a 2-week course designed to develop your skills in English language, methodology and culture. The course takes place from Monday to Friday each week and you’ll have 30 lessons (22.5 hours) of tuition each week. We run six courses a year, in January, April, July (twice), August and October.

Before you arrive

You’ll receive a preparation pack on enrolment. Before the start of the course, we’ll ask you to complete a pre-course questionnaire which will enable our academic team to focus more specifically on your exact needs and those of the other participants.

Course activities

Our Language, Methodology and Culture course will:

  • develop your general language skills
  • provide participants with very practical teaching ideas and new techniques
  • develop creative ideas for teaching grammar
  • demonstrate how to use technology in the classroom
  • provide techniques for teaching pronunciation
  • give you tips for dealing with ‘difficult’ language
  • use storytelling and drama
  • review the latest teaching materials
  • explore aspects of modern British life and culture.

Course outcomes

At the conclusion of the course you should have:

  • improved personal English language skills
  • improved confidence in class
  • deeper sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • knowledge of other European systems of education
  • strategies, skills and activities of teaching
  • better knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for your own and others’ professional development
  • enhanced classroom methodological practice
  • ideas for improving students’ motivation
  • interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • better awareness of learning needs, difficulties and behaviour.

Erasmus+ funding

The language, methodology and culture course at ELC Brighton may be suitable for European Union funding through Erasmus+. This has changed since Brexit so please contact your National Agency. See our guide on how to apply for EU funding.

Minimum class size

The minimum number required for this LMC course is four students. In the event that we receive fewer than four students, please be assured that we will not cancel your booking. Instead, we will give you 20 lessons per week of General English in the morning with 10 lessons in the afternoon focusing on language teaching methodology, in a one-to-one, two-to-one or three-to-one class, as appropriate.

English language teachers from around the world sit at the boardroom table in the English language centre in Brighton during their English teacher training course. In the background you can see an ornate fireplace which looks to be in perfect condition.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,005.00 for 2 weeks
    • 60 lessons over the course of 45 hours
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    • Includes £95 registration fee
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Course features

  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.
  • Suitable for Erasmus+ funding applications.

Who is this Language, Methodology and Culture course for?

This course is perfect for teachers who wish to expand their knowledge of modern British life and culture, as well as improving their general English language fluency. You need to be over 21 years old, and you should already be at CEFR B1 to CEFR C1+ level of English language ability.

Three English language teachers on the Language, Methodology and Culture course are locked into a discussion. This photograph was taken on one of the two-week intensive teacher training courses that take place at the English language centre in Brighton every year.

Find your English level

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
Upper A1 Lower A2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

Test your English level now